Stephanie Sorensen, CYT, CD, CBE
January 1, 2021
There is no one right way to give birth. Learning only one rigid method can be limiting and create potential trauma. Being tuned in to your intuition is the BEST tool for an empowered birth. Essentially, the method is YOU!
There are many wonderful childbirth educational courses around today. How can you know if Bhava Birth is a good fit for you? Some courses approach childbirth preparation by teaching strict METHODS, which usually include daily practices, homework assignments, flow charts, and specific breathing/mental exercises. Other courses approach it from a more philosophical standpoint, exploring birth from a broad lens, allowing birthers to see the bigger work at play. Bhava Birth rests comfortably in the middle of these two approaches. Enrollees will learn a wide variety of yogic breathing and meditation practices that can be practiced and used intentionally for coping during labor. Along with those effective tools, enrollees will dive deep into the philosophical realm, exploring birth through an ancient and illuminating yogic lens.
This yoga and meditation-based course was created by Stephanie Sorensen, CD, CBE, CYT, to fill in the gap in modern childbirth education. It represents thousands of hours of training and research in the practices of childbirth, meditation, and yoga. Bhava Birth combines and adapts all the best known methods of childbirth preparation, including Lamaze, Bradley, and Hypnobabies (which were derived from yogic concepts).
It is influenced by: Syl Carson (Bodhi Yoga), Bruce Newman (Calm Birth), Pam England (Birthing From Within), Gurmukh (Khalsa Way), Rebecca Dekker (Evidence Based Birth), and Frederick Leboyer's works. Instead of having to read 50 different books about childbirth preparation, the Bhava Birth manual compiles it all into one! Whatever ends up being your birth experience, it's the perfect opportunity for transformation. Let us give you the childbirth tools you need to become the very best version of YOU.
Is this course only for those seeking an unmedicated birth? Nope! This course is a powerful preparation for ALL birthers and EVERY kind of birth. We explore evidence-based practices, help you discover your own personal preferences, and teach you the pros and cons of every intervention (all of which have a perfect time and place)--so that you can thrive in whatever path you choose. At Bhava Birth, we teach that when each intervention is thoughtfully chosen rather than "done to you" non-consensually, birthers can thrive and give birth without trauma or regret.
This course is eclectic, holistic, & comprehensive! We uphold all birthers rights and choices. We believe in consent to touch and personal sovereignty. We prepare you to give birth in your power.